- (initial capital letter) a member of the Communist Party or movement.
- an advocate of communism.
- a person who is regarded as supporting politically leftist or subversive causes.
- (usually initial capital letter) a Communard.
- (initial capital letter) of or relating to the Communist Party or to Communism.
- pertaining to communists or communism.
Origin of communist
Examples from the Web for pro-communist
The couple reported back to Moscow about the people in their circles—who was pro-Communist and who was not.The Russian Spy We Didn't Catch
July 2, 2010
The armies which had been pro-communist turned on their officers.The Image and the Likeness
John Scott Campbell
I never heard Oswald make any anti-American or pro-Communist statements.Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
- in favour of or supporting Communist policies and ideologies etc
- a person who is pro-Communist
- a supporter of any form of communism
- (often capital) a supporter of Communism or a Communist movement or state
- (often capital) a member of a Communist party
- (often capital) US any person holding left-wing views, esp when considered subversive
- a person who practises communal living; communalist
- another name for Communard
- of, characterized by, favouring, or relating to communism; communistic
Word Origin and History for pro-communist
1841, as both a noun and adjective, from French communiste (see communism). First attested in writing by John Goodwin Barmby (1820-1881), British Owenite and utopian socialist who founded the London Communist Propaganda Society in 1841. Main modern sense emerged after publication of Communist Manifesto ("Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei") in 1848. Shortened form Commie attested from 1940. Related: Communistic.
A supporter of communism.